Fishing is good to excellent across the area. The Caney Fork River continues to shine on both high and low water. In the Smokies, strong hatches have been keeping fish looking up.
Yesterday, Blue-winged Olives hatched for hours during the light rain and drizzle. Fish were looking up but also took nymphs well. Streamers were moving some quality fish as well. The summer hatches are well under way now. Expect Golden and Little Yellow stoneflies and Isonychia (Slate Drake) mayflies. Light Cahills and Sulfurs have been around as well.
The Caney Fork River continues to fish anywhere from good to great on high water streamer floats. Anyone who wants to target trout with streamers will find this to be exciting fishing. Low water is becoming more and more likely, and if that trend continues we will see some great low water floats. The fish are hungry and we are going into some of the best fishing months on this fine tailwater.
Cumberland Plateau smallmouth streams are rounding into fine shape now. Rain will bump flows up again, but in between the fish are hungry and willing to hammer a fly! Musky floats are about over for the year unless we get more rain.
Photo of the Month: Shad Eating Rainbow
Monday, December 16, 2013
Still Some Left
After the recent arctic outbreak here in Colorado, I'm sure that most people don't want to be reminded of how good they could have it. You know, those nice fall days where the colors are peaking but the daytime temperatures are still reasonable...? Or maybe you will think of spring with its increasing BWO hatches and hungry trout. Anyway, whatever it is, I discovered I still have some fall pictures left, quite a lot of them actually. So here are a few more of my favorites from back in October.
The Flatirons after an early season snow shower
Nature's Canvass in the upper Crystal River Valley